Troubled Teens Struggling with Entitlement | Liahona Academy

Many troubled boys don’t understand the value of other peoples’ time and effort. This characteristic can lead to entitlement issues. Because most troubled boys won’t have had a job by the time this behavior emerges, they often will not make a connection between the value of time and money, and how much of a burden it can be to be a drain on one or the other. Parents do their best to provide for their children, and ask for very little in return. But when so much is expected and no respect or thanks is given when parents break their backs to meet their teen’s expectations, it can be more than frustrating. The exchange between parents and their children will never be equal, nor should it be, but appreciation for a parent’s hard work is necessary to keep balance in the household. Liahona Academy (1-800-675-8101) can help parents of troubled boys deal with issues of entitlement.

Many teen’s today believe that they have a right to expect certain treatment or material things from their parents and others. This culture of entitlement is embodied by the vapid fame of reality television stars and people famous for no reason who seem to accumulate wealth and status out of thin air. Parents must bear some of the blame for indulging entitlement issues, but not all of it or even most of it. Troubled boys compare what they are able to draw out of their parents and from those around them, sucking up resources, favors, money and time like ungrateful sponges. In order to combat entitlement issues, troubled boys must establish values that run counter to the culture of entitlement.

The Liahona Academy Approach To Therapy For Troubled Boys

Liahona Academy uses a varied approach to therapy in both individual and group settings. Through a comprehensive program where therapy is integrated into counseling, academics and reacreational activities, the positive messages students receive are constantly reinforced. Therapy is designed to suit each individual’s needs. In order to combat entitlement issues, Liahona Academy will help troubled boys to internalize values that value hard work, recognize the work of others, encourage behaviors that will aid in group work and help to form relationships built on mutual respect.

Parents can begin to restore the balance in their homes by calling Liahona Academy at 1-800-675-8101 to discuss their troubled boy’s entitlement issues.

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